BUAA Tiltwing. Specifications. A photo.
BUAA Tiltwing. Specifications. A photo.

BUAA Tiltwing. Specifications. A photo.


BUAA Tiltwing is a Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle developed by specialists from the Beihai University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1986.

The unmanned aircraft of the BUILA Tiltwing model is mainly oriented to civilian applications, in particular, this aircraft can be used for observation, patrol, monitoring and reconnaissance flights, however, it is important to consider that during its appearance, the drone of BUAA Tiltwing did not have Of all the features listed above, which was mainly due to insufficiently developed scientific and technological progress.

To date, the production of unmanned aerial vehicles of the BUAA Tiltwing model has been officially discontinued, however, there are several active copies that are used quite actively to fulfill the above tasks.

The development of the BUAA Tiltwing drone began by Chinese aircraft manufacturers in the first half of the 80s of the last century, while, for its period, this device turned out to be very compact and efficient in terms of operation. The aircraft itself was designed in an aircraft-type configuration, however, as the name of the UAV suggests, the drone is capable of changing the wing axis, which allows the device to take off even in a strictly vertical plane.

The power part of the Chinese multi-role UAV Tiltwing is represented by two low-power piston petrol engines that are capable of accelerating this device to the maximum permissible flight speed of 100 km / h, and the maximum range of the UAV flight is at this time 2,5 kilometers.


Technical characteristics of CAIC U8E.


  • Length: Unknown;
  • Wingspan: Unknown;
  • Height: Unknown;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: unknown;
  • Cruising flight speed: 80 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 100 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2,5 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 1000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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